Volume II
David Becomes Goliath
by Alan Hart

978-0-932863-66-9  345 pp.  
$21.95   2009



    "These three wide-ranging, highly readable,and extremely well-
    informed volumes are a real gem that should be read by every
    politically- and historically minded seeker of truth, justice, and
    enduring peace in historical Palestine."
    Journal of Palestine Studies (JPS 165), 2012

    “In this extraordinary book, Alan Hart has succeeded in elucidating for us the
    immediate and long term dangers involved in the unconditional Western support for
    Zionism and its oppressive policies against the Palestinians. The author provides us
    with a chilling exposure of how this embrace developed and continues to endanger the
    Jewish existence and fuels the anti-Semitism that refuses to disappear. Motivated by
    a genuine concern for peace in Israel and Palestine and beyond in the world at large,
    Alan Hart has written not only a strong indictment of Zionism, based on both research
    and personal experience, but also provided us with a charter for a better future.”
    Leading Israeli revisionist historican, author of The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

    "I hope that all who are concerned about the troubles of the Middle East will read this
    book. It is immensely readable and a magnificent piece of work which reflects Alan
    Hart’s close relationship with Israeli and Palestinian leaders. We are in terrible trouble
    in the Middle East. The book explains how we got here and how we could move
    forward. The tragedy is hurting Palestinians, Israelis and the rest of the world. All who
    wish to engage in finding a way forward will be helped by reading this book."
    ­ CLARE SHORT, MP-UK and International Development Secretary in Tony Blair's
    government until her resignation over Iraq

    "Alan Hart's new books about Zionism and about the Israeli-Palestinian, Israeli-Arab,
    and now the Israeli-Muslim conflicts are, taken together, remarkably important and
    timely.    His unique experiences and personal relationships make it possible for him to
    connect, and maybe even more notably to correct, the historical dots in a uniquely
    comprehensive way.  Doing so as a seasoned journalist as well as a passionate
    advocate of true peace and real justice makes Hart's trilogy of books covering 1948 to
    the present nothing less than extraordinary.  Taken together they represent a  
    monumental accomplishment of epic proportions.  If only responsible government
    officials around the world, especially in Washington, would read and ponder these
    books, take profound note of Hart's conclusions, and even at this very late date act
    before it is completely too late.."
    - Mark Bruzonsky
    MiddleEast.org, founder
    World Jewish Congress, first Washington Representative

    Hart’s readable account of history, his obviously erudite analysis and his ability in
    bringing the factual conflict to life on the page ensures the reader's interest is
    unwavering throughout. His passion and empathy with both sides is apparent. For the
    Jews, the ‘unspeakable fear’ of another Holocaust due to Zionist manipulation and
    tyranny; and for the Arabs and Muslims, the anger and humiliation they are feeling
    every day that Palestine is being torn apart.
    ­ Samira Quraishy, researcher, Islamic Human Rights Commission

    "Alan Hart in his chillingly revealing and very readable account of the intrigues of the
    Zionist political development has made a tremendously valuable contribution ."

    "These two volumes are a vital exposition of Zionist history and its interface with
    diplomacy and the Israel-Arab conflict, up until the assassination of President
    Kennedy.  Alan Hart promises another volume, perhaps two, and one looks forward to
    their publication.... an essential understanding of what happened in the struggle for
    Israel-Palestine and of the role of Zionism in this sad story."   
    REUEL AMDUR, The Canadian Charger, January 27, 2010

    "The scope is immense, but leavened by Hart's conversational writing style and his
    years of personal experiences and insider observations.  Even the most obsessive
    readers on this topic will learn much in its pages.  At a book promotion gathering in a
    home in Brooklyn in June, Hart said he wrote with two goals in mind:  to contribute to
    justice for the Palestinians and to stop anti-Semitism.  Hart is in earnest about the
    JANE ADAS, Americans for Middle East Understanding, Sept-October, 2010


    Alan Hart is a former BBC Panorama and ITN Middle East
    correspondent with a vast first-hand knowledge of the subject. He
    knew, and interviewed, many of the main players in the Israel-
    Palestine conflict on all sides (Golda Meir, Yasser Arafat and other
    PLO leaders, Moshe Dayan, Shimon Peres, Nasser, King
    Hussein of Jordan, George Habash, King Feisal - the list is long).
    He also participated at a leadership level in the secret politics of
    the search for peace in the Middle East (as an intermediary
    between Arafat and Peres when it was presumed Peres was
    headed for leadership) His first book Arafat, Terrorist or
    Peacemaker? was published by Sidgwick & Jackson in 1984 and
    subsequently in several updated editions over a decade. In the
    early 1970s, his independent production company produced the
    first ever documentary on true dimensions of global poverty and
    its implications for all. The film, Five Minutes To Midnight, had its
    world premiere at the opening of the 7th Special Session of the
    UN General Assembly (called to discuss the need for a New
    World Economic Order), and was shown on television in many
    Western countries, was versioned for schools and became a
    standard work of reference. For that effort Alan was credited with
    having played a leading role in getting the North-South issue on to
    the agenda for public debate.


    This is the second volume in the series, ZIONISM: The Real Enemy of the Jews, a
    monumental history of Zionism and the Israel-Palestine conflict by a seasoned reporter
    who interviewed and was in the good graces of the major players on all sides. Alan Hart
    has given an honest expression of the needs, motives and dilemmas faced by all parties.

    David Becomes Goliath reveals in well-documented detail starting from 1948 how the
    assertion that Israel has lived in constant danger of annihilation, of the “driving into the
    sea” of its Jews, is little more than Zionist propaganda. What really was the case, after
    Israel unilaterally declared itself to be in existence, was that the Arab armies did not have
    the ability—neither the numbers nor the weapons—to defeat Israel’s forces. Despite
    some stupid Arab rhetoric to the contrary—a propaganda gift for Zionism of which it has
    made extensive and ongoing use—the Arab regimes had no intention of even trying to
    destroy Israel. They were quickly at one with Zionism and the major powers in wanting the
    Palestine file to remain closed after Israel’s first victory on the battlefield. There was not
    supposed to have been a regeneration of Palestinian nationalism: for them, Arafat’s real
    crime was making this happen.

    Here, too, is the riveting story of how Zionism, assisted by deluded British Prime Minister
    Eden and America’s hawks, conned the Western world into believing that Eygpt’s
    President Nasser was an enemy of the West when actually he was seeking an
    accommodation with Israel from almost his first days in power, and wanted more than
    anything else a relationship with America on equal terms with that of Israel. Hart also
    takes us inside the struggle of the first and last American president, Eisenhower, to
    attempt to contain Zionism, and President Kennedy’s unsuccessful attempt to prevent the
    Zionist state acquiring an atom bomb (an acquisition still unadmitted by either the US or
    Israel, to this very day).

    But most importantly, Volume II records a turning point: the story of the defeat of reason in
    Israel, with Ben-Gurion’s replacement of Israel’s second Prime Minister, Moshe Sharett,
    who in October 12, 1955 expressed in his diary this prescient fear for the future in view of
    the ongoing Zionist expansionism of his time: “What is our vision on this earth—war to the
    end of generations and life by the sword?”


    C1 The Annihilation Myth

    C2 Go Save Jerusalem

    C3 Bernadote’s Assassination

    C4 Israel Says “No” to Peace

    C5 Making Nassser the Enemy, Act 1

    C6 Making Nasser the Enemy, Act II

    C7 No Go with Nasser fo rthe Palestinians

    C8 Goodbye Mr. Sharett - Victory for “Satan”

    C9 War with Nasser, Act 1; and Confrontation with Eisenhower

    C10 The Showdown that Never Was

    C11 Turning Point - The Assassination of President Kennedy